From now, folks in Delhi is not going to be penalised for not carrying masks whereas travelling collectively of their personal automobile.
The order, issued by the Division of Well being and Household Welfare, will take impact on February 28.
Earlier, fines have been being imposed for not carrying masks whereas travelling within the wake COVID-19 pandemic. Solely these driving alone have been exempted from the rule.
The directive was issued following the Delhi Excessive Court docket order which termed the rule “absurd” and requested why it was nonetheless in pressure.
The Delhi Catastrophe Administration Authority (DDMA) has additionally issued an order lowering the nice for not carrying masks or sustaining social distancing from Rs 2,000 (US $26 approx.) to Rs 500 (US $6 approx.).
The order was issued on Saturday primarily based on the selections taken on the DDMA assembly held on Friday.
The Residence Ministry had requested states and Union Territories to contemplate stress-free Covid curbs for social, sports activities, leisure, tutorial and spiritual occasions in addition to evening curfew hours.
In the meantime, the Covid circumstances within the nationwide capital continued its decline with solely 440 contemporary COVID-19 circumstances being reported on Friday.
Two deaths have been reported, whereas the positivity fee stood at 0.83 per cent, in keeping with knowledge shared by the town well being division.
With this, the nationwide capital’s case rely elevated to 18,59,054 and the loss of life toll climbed to 26,119, the most recent well being bulletin said.
Amid the decline in day by day circumstances of COVID-19 in Delhi, the variety of sufferers below residence isolation right here has additionally considerably fallen within the final two weeks.